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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Good News, Bad News, and a Slow Death

The good news is:  The bank restored my funds for my overdrafts!  It was the first time something like this had happened and they took mercy on me!
 
 
 
The not so good news?  I get myself into commitments.  Now I am the official "poster" girl for church.  I have two more posters to make next year as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.  I volunteered (dumb, dumb, dumb) to make a scrapbook for the Golden Anniversary year.
The old scrapbooks are in disarray.  Photos are here there, and everywhere.  I want to start getting our history organized for the next 50 years (God willing).  Seems the main stream churches are losing more and more members, but we are getting four new members this week! 
 
I digress.  I was in a crabby mood Wednesday night (I hate meetings from 5pm-6pm, our dinner time).  Decisions are being made about the anniversary event without informing the rest of the committee, so why have meetings?
 
The next day was errand day with my husband.  We had a nice time.  We picked out a color for the bathroom.  He even let me choose a light shade of green!  (He hates green except for money and grass).  I had a Groupon for a coffee café, so we went there for breakfast and it was sooooo
good!  They have beautiful items for sale there and I admired many things.  I loved a bracelet, so he bought it and said it is a Christmas present.  That is Jim.  He would rather I choose my own presents!
 
SURPRISE!  not.
 
 
That night I told him thank you for the very nice day.  It was nothing out of the ordinary, but just very nice.
 
Our stove died.  Two knobs were already broken for the burners, the thermostat was off by 50° and now the knob broke for the oven.  We have had it since 1983.  We are just getting another basic white stove, not self-cleaning, no stainless steel.  We are on a buy as it dies plan!

5 comments:

Sandy said...

Jack doesn't like green either unless it's money or grass. I love all kinbds of colors. He would rather paint all walls white and right fron the beginning, I said no way in hell. I hate hate hate all white walls.

laurie said...

I love green but have never painted anything green,, I'm so glad you could work things out with the bank,, I can never say no to things, I must learn to say no more often, I get myself committed to things because of it!

Greatfull Dazeez said...

Love your blog! I too have an ileostomy from ulcerative colitis. We are warriors!

Linda said...

I love green! :) Take care of yourself, dear Deb.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think the green will look nice too. Hope the rest of the week is good for you. Holiday hugs, Diane